Jamaica Journal launches Volume 34Thursday, December 13th, 2012 Categories: Book launch, Reports, Updates
The launch of the Jamaica Journal, Vol. 34, Nos. 1 – 2 took place at the UWI Mona Visitor’s Lodge & Conference Centre on the 12th of December 2012. The lead article, “Sports in Jamaica since Independence: A Panoramic View” celebrates the country’s outstanding achievements in that international arena. The Jamaica Journal is the flagship publication of the Institute of Jamaica, since 1967.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this limited edition Jamaica Journal is a Jamaica 50 keepsake, which celebrates 50 years of Foreign Service and the country’s 50th year of Independence. The local launch will pave the way for several launch activities in Jamaica’s overseas Missions to include a wide cross section of the Jamaican Diaspora.
The Journal is edited by Dr. Kim Robinson – Walcott and has received the Award for Excellence for the Most Assessed Journal in 2011 from the Digital Library of the Caribbean. It is the foremost academic Journal of Jamaican history and culture, publishing scholarly articles on music, art, literature, the environment, and other contemporary issues.
Presently the Jamaica Journal is sold to subscribers globally and available in stores island – wide. It is a useful resource for students, researchers and general readers, locally, regionally and internationally.
The Jamaica Journal’s predecessor was the Journal of the Institute of Jamaica, established in 1896. In 1967, the Jamaica Journal was established as a quarterly publication, to reflect the Institute’s interest in the development and promotion of Jamaica’s history, literature, science and arts. In 2002, the Jamaica Journal temporarily ceased publication and was re-launched in 2004.